Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to guide visitors around the historic Shaker site, educating them on the history of the Shakers, Mount Lebanon, the North Family, and the Shaker Museum. Docents will receive training and reading materials, and will be periodically evaluated to ensure that communications with visitors are factual and communicate the Shaker Museum’s mission and activities in an accurate manner. All docents will be trained to give tours exploring an in-depth history of the Shaker site. Interested docents may also receive special training to present a tour on women’s lives at Mount Lebanon.
Hours and Benefits:
This is a volunteer position, but all participants will be given a year-long Simple Membership to the Museum, which includes a discount in the shop, discounts to events and programs, free admission to other museums in New York State through the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program, and more.
Please send resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is to engage and inspire local, national, and global audiences by telling the story of the Shakers. In 2004, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon became owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 10 remaining Shaker buildings on 90 acres, part of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society National Historic Landmark. The Museum also maintains a campus in Old Chatham, New York, where the collections are stored and the administrative staff is housed.APPLY